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Started the 100 today

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Today was Day One, Week One of the 100 Push-Ups challenge. Since I did the initial test yesterday, I was already sore today. Driving home after the gym was a little more difficult than usual. I'm not looking forward to tomorrow's pain, but in a way I am. I'm tired of having the old lady waddle on my arms and I'm hoping these pushups will help minimize that!

  
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SHARE1951 2/23/2009 12:28AM

    keep up the good work, good luck to you, dhare

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100 Push Ups

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thanks to Zircadia, I am starting the 100-pushups challenge today. I did the initial test and got 18 push ups in before my arms said "Ah hell NO!" I could have sworn I could do 25, but apparently that was someone else. emoticon

I'm going to do my pushups on Sundays, Tuesdays (during Biggest Loser) and Thursday. I will be able to do 100 pushups by April 4th. When I meet that goal, I will be buying myself a set of matching undergarments. Preferably sexy ones rather than sensible ones. emoticon

When the weather cooperates, I'm also going to participate in the President's Fitness Test. I'd like to do the walking/running portion on the local track. The treadmill sets the speed for me and I'd rather be the one setting the speed. I'm hoping mid-March will be a good time for that.

Went to the library today and checked out tons of books. I have four books that I couldn't renew, so need to turn them in next Saturday. Guess that means I'd better get reading!

  
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MDTWEETY 2/22/2009 4:56AM

    Oh God, I can barely do one!! :)
P.S. Talk to Zircadia about JM No More Trouble Spots if you're still curious about it. I think she's been doing that workout lately.

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Presidential's Fitness Test

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I've decided that I want to do the Presidential's Fitness Test for adults. There are two different tests, one with walking and one with running. I'd like to think that I can do the running one, but not sure my body can back up my brain. emoticon

www.adultfitnesstest.org/

Since I'm planning to copy Zircadia and do the 100 push-up challenge too, I should be smokin' hot in one month. emoticon

  
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SHARE1951 2/21/2009 1:39AM

    good luck to you, It dont look easy LOL but i am sure you can do it, share

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Career Day

Thursday, February 19, 2009

When do your kids start being embarrassed by you? My daughter is 12 and asked me to please come to her school on Career Day and speak about my career. AND she came to see me today during their break AND gave me a hug IN FRONT OF HER FRIENDS!!! emoticon I was shocked, but I went with it. Maybe she'll be embarrassed by me tomorrow.

My Career Day "speech" actually went pretty well. They set me up in a room with one other speaker and we each presented our careers three times to three different groups of kids. The stuff I had to hand out was interesting to the kids and no one fell asleep! When my daughter was in the group, I had her dress in a clean room suit and keep it on during my entire presentation. She loved the attention and the kids thought it was great. I even had one kid say he thought I was cool. emoticon I know, I know. I shouldn't care what 12 and 13-year olds think. But, hey! At least one of them liked me!!! And I liked that!! emoticon

The other guy was a detective. His toys were much cooler than mine. I mean, really, how do you compete with a taser? Luckily, I went first with each group so I was interesting for at least the first 20 minutes!

It was fun to do and I would do it again if asked. But, I'm also glad it's over.

  
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SHARE1951 2/20/2009 12:46AM

    Awesome, sounds like you are pretty cool, and don't be surprised if she don't become embarrassed of you, my boys was like enough mom,but my girls still hug and tell me they love me and they are 28 and 32, so just keep doing what you are doing, share

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Gave blood today

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Red Cross comes to my work on a regular basis. The nice thing is that they come to my end of the building every 8 weeks. And, I'm eligible to give every 8 weeks. Weird how that works out, huh? (lol!)

The guy I car pool with also gives regularly. He had to cancel his appointment today because of a meeting with a vendor. We were discussing how often and how much we had given. I tend to be a little competitive (okay, really competitive) and wanted to know how much he had given over his lifetime. Turns out, he's given about 18 pints. Yep, as of today, I've given 31 pints. Next time it will be an even 4 gallons!!!

When I was in high school, we were allowed to skip one government class if we were at least 18 and wanted to go give blood. Of course I went!!! I was talking to my grandpa about it and he showed me his Red Cross card. He was at 16 gallons!!! Holy cow!! And that was 20 years ago. Can you imagine how much he has given if he was able to continue to give over the years? I aim to be like him and make it to at least 16 gallons...but not this year. emoticon

  
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MDTWEETY 2/19/2009 9:52AM

    Good for you for giving blood! :)
I had some blood taken last month. I was completely wiped out that afternoon. All I wanted to do was sleep.

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POSITIVELYJOY 2/19/2009 12:18AM

    That's awesome! My father gave blood regularly as well. I want to start doing so too. At this point I have replaced the amount of blood that I received in an emergency surgery. That was pay-back. Now to start paying forward!


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